The Top 8 Sneaker/Shoe Collaborations of 2009 was curated by LimitedHype, a band of young metropolitans keeping readers’ informed of the latest and upcoming lifestyle-related products, experiences and news available. They cover fashion, design, technology, music, automotive, arts, architecture and anything compelling, inspiring or admirable.
1. Terence Koh x Converse 1hund(red) Chuck Taylor
Taking a timeless design and completely reinventing it.
2. Swagger x Nike Sportswear
Mismatching shoes is not new, but rarely does it look this good.
3. Adidas x Crooked Tongues
Part of a fantastic project, the Adidas 3 Way Consortium project, these Forum Highs stand out with an eye-popping colorway
4. Converse x Lanvin en Bleu
Both brands’ identities shine through in this classic looking sneaker
5. Jeremy Scott 3 Tongue Altitude for Adidas
Part of the Originals by Orginals Collection, Jeremy Scott was active all year, pushing the boundaries of shoe design with each release. The 3-tongues Altitude was by far the best and most approachable design
6. Sebago x Colette x La MJC
Summer docksiders that are just as fun to wear on the streets as on your yacht.
7. Vans x Parra Sneaker Pack
We saw these in person before they were made public, and we were sold on these ever since.
8. Concepts x Red Wing
Not a sneaker, but a boot. Boston-based Concepts helps release a great looking work boot that is as stylish as it is functional.